What Factors Affect Lung Capacity?

Your lungs are one of the most important organs in your body. They enable you to breathe and get a good amount of oxygen. They also help in eliminating carbon dioxide from the blood. The oxygen will help the body become healthy and vibrant. One of the things that will signal how healthy your lungs are is the lung capacity.

What is lung capacity? This is the maximum amount of oxygen that your lungs can accommodate. It is the amount of air that you can breathe in. When you are still young, the lung capacity is usually very large. However, there are certain factors that affect it. Let us discuss some of them.

The first factor is age. The body of children functions better than the body of an adult. This is because as you age, your body ages as well and the organs are not as healthy as before. This is the same for your lungs. The older you become, the less air you can hold. This is the reason why a lot of older people breathe rapidly and try to catch their breath.

The second factor is food. That’s right! The food that you eat has an effect to lung capacity. For instance, if you consume fruits that are rich in vitamin C and E, you can improve the ability of the lungs to hold air. Vitamin C and E are important vitamins and antioxidants that clear the organs from any harmful substance. Examples of these are citrus fruits and green leafy vegetables. Now you have more reasons to eat your veggies. Foods that are high in fats, for instance, are not good because they will increase your weight – which brings us to the next item.

The third factor is weight. According to studies, people who are obese have less lung capacity. This is because a lot of energy is being used to distribute nutrients in the body. You will need more oxygen to make sure that your entire body gets the amount they need. This is the reason why when you see obese people, you can easily notice that they breathe fast especially after doing physical exercises.

The fourth factor is medical condition. If you have some respiratory problems, it could affect the capacity and the overall work of your lungs. If you think your breath becomes shorter and shorter, you should immediately consult a doctor.

There are many ways on how you can improve your capacity. However, the best known method is through breathing exercise. You should always be concerned on how you breathe. You need to take in oxygen while slowly filling up your lungs. This will help the lungs expand more. You can then exhale slowly in order not to shock the lungs. Improve your lung capacity and you will have more amount of oxygen inhaled.

A Few Simple Tips For Finding A Great Dentist

Finding a great dentist isn’t easy. Whether you live in Hawaii or Wichita, this can be a daunting task, especially if you haven’t been to a dentist for a while. But look no further, than this article. Finding a dentist is easier than you think if you simply apply the tips that follow.

Ask People You Know

A great way to find a dentist is to ask other people that you know and trust. Ask your family, colleagues or friends. Often they will have good recommendations. In addition to asking what dentist they recommend, ask about other qualitative factors. Find out if the dentist is friendly, has a nice waiting room and has a great staff.

What if you are new to an area?

If you are new to an area, you may not know anyone who can recommend a great dentist. So what do you do in this scenario? Ask credible people who are in a position to know who the best dentists are. Often hospitals and other health facilities employ the services of a number of dentists. So they are in a great position to know who the best dentists are. All you need to do is call them up and ask for a recommendation.

You can also ask a local dental school. Dental schools are in a great position to know who the best dentists are in the area. In addition, dental schools may even offer lower rates than a regular dentist for dental care. Sure, you will have students performing your dental care, but they will be well supervised by extremely experience dentists who know what they are doing.

Use the Internet

Now days, everything is on the web. Search for a website that lists dentists in your area along with patient reviews. Look for a dentist that is convenient for you and also look at their reviews. Make sure that their patients have a lot of good things to say about them. And if a dentist has a lot of negative reviews, look elsewhere.

Also visit the dentist’s website. You can learn a lot by checking out their website. Does the dentist offer all of the dental services required to meet their needs? You can also get a feel for the dentist’s personality by the way they have designed their site and what they talk about on their website. And if the dentist has posted a video, then you are really in luck. You can get a good sense of their personality too.

Special Dental Needs

When choosing a dentist, you should also consider your special dental needs. If you have healthy teeth, choosing a dentist is easier as all dentists are able to do the basics like cleanings and taking x-rays. But if you have crooked teeth you may want a dentist that specializes in orthodontics. Or if you want your teeth to look better you may want a dentist that specializes in cosmetic dentistry and so on.

Check Your Dental Plan

Another great way to choose a dentist is to look at the dentists that are pre-approved by your dental plan. In this case, you will already know that they will accept your dental insurance. But you should be sure to ask a lot of questions to confirm that they are the right dentist for you.

Call the Dentist

Once you have narrowed down your list of potential dentists, call them. See how you are treated on the phone. Confirm that they take your insurance. Find out: how to get to the office, what their business hours are and how they handle dental emergencies that are outside of their business hours.

Take a Test Drive

Some dentists will offer free consultations or even free cleanings to prospective patients. Take them up on their offer. You will get free service and also a chance to chat with them so that you can see if you get a long.

Don’t Get Taken for a Ride

Some unscrupulous dentists will try to sell you services or treatments that you do not need. In this situation, go with your gut instinct and get a second opinion from another dentist if you are unsure that any treatment is not right for you.

Also, some bad dentists will post fake reviews on review websites. So always take the reviews that you see on these sites with a grain of salt. Make sure that the reviews align with your experience with the dentist and look elsewhere if they do not.

Remember you don’t have to go with the first dentist that you find. If you are not happy with them in anyway, keep on looking. Eventually you will find the right dentist for you and your smile.

Have Online Games Killed Traditional Retail Games?

Remember when you saved up all your pocket money for weeks to buy the latest cool game? Traditional offline games can be expensive, but since the advent of broadband internet and flash, online browser-based games are quickly becoming a free and fun alternative. This article discusses the advantages and disadvantages of online formats to try to establish whether online games have killed traditional retail games.

An online game is a game played over the internet. Online games can range from simple text based games to games incorporating complex graphics and virtual worlds populated by many players simultaneously. Many online games have associated online communities, making them a form of social activity beyond single player games.

As the World Wide Web developed and browsers became more sophisticated, people started to create browser games that used a web browser as a client. The rising popularity of Flash and Java led to an Internet revolution where websites could utilize streaming video, audio, and a whole new set of user interactivity, and this revolution paved the way for sites to offer games to web surfers.

Whilst the major online games like World of Warcraft, Final Fantasy XI and Lineage II charge a monthly fee to subscribe to their services, the popularity of smaller, simpler and free online flash games can’t be ignored.

Browser-based games are very popular amongst the younger generation of online gamers, and even older gamers who have played all types of games are beginning to see the benefits of a quick-fix online game rather than devoting hours and hours to cracking one game at a time. Online games have much shorter playing times, and there is such a great variety of game types that hours can be passed before boredom and frustration kicks in.

What about graphics you say? admittedly, the graphic beauty and complexity of offline games would beat most browser based games hands down, but as browser technology develops, and new techniques such as AJAX are used to develop better interactions, the difference won’t be so great. One of the great things about the restrictions in graphic technology means that game designers have to return to the basics – focusing on gameplay and initiative rather than flashy games that are more style than substance.

The technology developments of the past 5 years have also allowed many more smaller scale game builders to promote their products online, thereby allowing many more titles to break through than what would happen in the traditional retailing formats.

But has the new online format of game killed the traditional retail offline games? What do you think?

Surely the answer must be ‘Not yet, but it will’.

How Not To Be A Victim

Beginning with my being a NYPD detective for 20 years, now retired and currently working as a New York state private investigator, I feel that I have the knowledge and experience to share with you some valuable advice for people on how you can and should take some responsibility for keeping yourselves safer. And for those of you who want to learn more about preventing yourselves from being a victim of crime, in this day and age.

As a detective in one of the busiest and largest cities in the world, New York City, I have come across thousands of victims; many were unable to avoid their fate no matter what they did. There was a large group that would have been able to prevent themselves from becoming victims by following these simple rules.

Following is some advice you can use to minimize your risk in becoming a VICTIM of a CRIME. Much of this advice is basic common sense! In this forum I will address some of the issues and how to handle them, along with some examples for you! As I go along, you may realize and tell yourself, “I knew that!” Yes, you may then recognize what makes sense when it is pointed out, however, are you really doing it in your daily life? Are you making a conscious effort in making and keeping yourself aware, paying attention, and listening to your own ‘gut instinct?’ If you don’t, then you need to learn what to do and put it into practice, make it ‘second nature,’ or natural for you to do. The more comfortable and natural it feels for you to do, the more it will aid you in how not to be a victim!

Let me start with, be aware of your surroundings. It takes very little to be observant. While leaving, while on your way and while arriving at your destination i.e. home, office, restaurant, events, etc., take notice of who and what is around you! The main advantage a criminal has on you is the element of surprise!

If you look like a victim there is a greater chance that in fact, you will become a victim. To clarify this, the ‘bad guy’ does his homework on body language. He knows for every person that is aware of their surroundings, there will be several people following that are not paying attention to what and who is around them, and he will target those individuals, which are now the prime candidates to be one of his victims. Who do you think he will go after? Could you be his next victim?

You look like a victim when you are oblivious to your surroundings; i.e. you are always looking down instead of looking forward and around you while walking; if you are too focused on talking on your cell while walking; if you appear lost and overwhelmed; if you are tipsy and/or drunk; and if you appear timid instead of confident in what you are doing, or where you are walking. Remember; do not confuse CONFIDENCE with ARROGANCE! Being arrogant can sometimes get you into more trouble then being timid. Use a glance, do not stare him down! Being or appearing arrogant can bring on a confrontation with the ‘bad guy’ because of egos. If you carry yourself with some confidence, it can reduce your chances and the percentage of being a victim. Even, if someone isn’t really confident they should, at least, portray themselves as confident and be aware of their surroundings, to aid in their own safety, especially when they are walking, and/ or traveling, alone!

I often see many prime victims in the heart of NYC. For example, if you just stand in front of the Waldorf-Astoria at 5 p.m. on any given day you will see 90% if not higher of the women who walk by are looking down at the ground. When I’ve asked people that I know who consider themselves street smart, why they do so, they respond with, “That was to avoid conversation.” So I explain to them, that they can still keep their head up, glance at those around, but that they should just continue to walk at a quick pace and that too will help avoid conversation. I’ve also asked if they could identify anyone that they’ve walked passed or who has passed by them? Usually they reply, “no.” And I often come back with a response such as, “You might have been able to identify their sneakers!” Most of the time they, then, get my point! There is nothing more frustrating to many detectives then a victim saying I didn’t see his face and I can’t I.D. him. In the event of a crime, often, unless someone else comes forward for the most part, the criminal has gotten away with the crime.

For the most part, I tell people not to put yourself in compromising situations, which I know is at times, easier said then done. Although, if you find yourself in a unavoidable situation that makes you feel uncomfortable, or ill at ease, I have some information and advice on better ways to handle the situation, by being prepared and ready to react appropriately!

One example, of an unavoidable situation is that you are in your office building later then usual and you are going to leave and are waiting to take the elevator, when the door of the elevator opens there is an unknown lone male inside. Often a person will go ahead and get on the elevator even when she (he) gets an uneasy feeling. She (he) may think that don’t want to show fear to themselves or others; that they feel silly and embarrassed, or they feel they are ‘just being paranoid’ and ‘overreacting,’ however, those are times when a crime can be and has been committed. However, you are better off to think and to know that you are much better off being ‘safe then sorry!’ The better option really, in a case like this, is to be preventative! To think of your safety first! So you should always be prepared for and be thinking that if, or when, a scene such as this occurs, you act as if you’ve forgotten something, don’t get on the elevator and walk away, letting the elevator go on without you. Wait a bit, and then try again! It will not change your schedule that much, but it is a means to keep you safer, just in case!

More often then not, the man will not be on there the next time the door opens. However, if the same man is on the next time and he appears to be riding the elevator for no apparent reason then, DO NOT get in the elevator and do go back to your office, locking doors and phone security or call 911. You will not be the first person to call Police about a suspicious individual; in fact you could very well be stopping a crime and you being a victim. I responded to many suspicious calls and I can’t ever remember being annoyed at the person who called, if in fact they identified themselves.

Another example of being prepared and looking out for safer options is to park near the elevator or stairs if using a parking garage while at work or the office. If you weren’t able to find a space close to one of these, then I advise you to try to move your vehicle to a better space closer to one or the other, during a break or at lunchtime. However, just by being closer to the elevator or stairs does not mean you should be less aware or less prepared of your surroundings. Still be prepared when you are going to your vehicle. Have your keys out, don’t be fumbling with your pocketbook (purse), look in the windows to check the rear seats and/or back cargo area prior to entering your vehicle.

Some people have been able to get into cars and will re-lock the doors, leaving you unsuspecting. If you have mace, or another personal protection device, have it out and don’t put it away until you have entered the vehicle and are pulling out. In this day and age, many people do carry mace or some other protection with them, however, when you ask them where it is they will tell you it’s in my purse or my pocket. My reply is always the same, “Are you going to ask him for a timeout, so that you can take it out and spray him?” I don’t think he will give you the time!

In addition, you should manually lock your doors. I know that many car doors automatically lock today, so the tendency is to think they will lock on their own. One problem with that thinking is that the doors don’t lock, until the vehicle is moving at 5-15 mph. So lock them even before putting your key in the ignition.

A lonely street is another example or situation that can be problematic, and that you should take into Account while looking out for your own safety. You should have your mace with you, in your hands and ready to use if need be, for one. Also, if you find yourself walking down one and sense someone following or see someone coming towards you, crossing the street can be and is another preventative measure which just adds a few steps to your walking, but may well be what helps you stay safe. One more measure you can use is to enter 911 on your cell phone ready to push send, if need be, as a call for help. Today, many of the newer phones are equipped with a GPS chip, so the call can be located and even the phone can be tracked.

In all of the above scenarios (yes you probably will find yourself in one of them at one time or another) so BE PREPARED TO REACT! Let me explain what I mean as far as reacting. Self defense courses and martial arts are great, and yes, I believe in them very much, however, the drawback is you have to be trained in them. If it’s a passing fancy and you take just a couple of classes, or if you think that several initial classes will make you an expert that isn’t the case. I had a drill instructor who told us, “We taught you just enough martial arts to get you hurt, so don’t go downtown and confront everyone!” Many people are equipped with various protective devices (i.e. MACE, loud alarms, whistles, lighted key chains, pepper spray, etc.) this is your way of preparing to react. Just have them available and ready. BETTER SAFE THAN SORRY!

Another situation I’ve come across, which could be entitled, “you can’t tell a book by it’s cover,” A lone female just finished shopping and went to the Mall parking lot. When she got to her vehicle she had a flat tire. Just then a Well dressed Middle aged Man in a suit happened by,noticing her Flat and offered to help.Thinking that this was a nice thing and he looked safe. He went to her trunk and took out the spare tire, as he was doing this she noticed he had placed his briefcase in the trunk continuing a friendly conversation he finished and placed the flat tire back into the trunk and closed it. As She was thanking him He looked up and stated;”I must have exited the Mall at the wrong exit would it be possible to drive him to the other side of the mall. Now,this man just did you a favor by changing your tire ans you had a nice conversation. Would YOU drive him. Well she remembered that he had placed his briefcase in the trunk so she became suspicious.As a smart woman she made a claim that she had to go back into the mall to get something for her husband and then she would drive him. When she reentered the Mall she asked Security to call Police. When they arrived she went to the car and the man was gone. She opened her trunk and there was his briefcase. When the officer opened it there was Duct tape,a Large knife,rope and handcuffs. The Woman and the responding officer realized that she was very close to becoming a victim.

I know that many women tell their children not to go with any man that they don’t know when he tells them that ‘his cute little dog is lost,’ yet, there are many of you as adults, who may feel that you can handle things well enough, however, don’t you fall for these games, yourselves! Heed your own advice!

In every city, big or small, there are locations and neighborhoods that even the people who live there don’t venture out at night. Unless you have particular business in those areas, the best thing you can do is to stay clear of those areas, especially, if you are alone. However, if you feel you must go, then be aware and prepared! This is some of the advice, examples and ideas of protection devices useful aiding you, so you won’t become a victim!

Christmas Gift Ideas – 21 Solutions for a Better Holiday Season

It’s been a year since you promised your starving wallet and bloodshot eyes that you’d be proactive and prevent future holiday breakdowns by planning ahead and avoiding the nonstop shopping frenzy. If the idea of a calm, comfortable holiday season still sets your little heart atwitter, now’s the time to start compiling a list of good Christmas gift ideas to show loved ones your year-round devotion. Here are 21 ideas to get you started:

1. Give your best pal a ticket to attend an afternoon holiday movie marathon and pig-out. Bring a cookie or cupcake decorating kit and ingredients for whipping up a batch of chubby red velvet Santas.

2. No book lover’s collection is complete without a special edition of a holiday classic, such as Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol or Margery Williams’s The Velveteen Rabbit.

3. Tell your pajama-loving friend (you know, the one who eats Hot Pockets for dinner every night) that she can attend her own in-home cooking demonstration wearing bunny slippers if she’d like.

4. Show your crafty niece how to put her tactile skills to work making handmade clothespin dolls. Pack a stocking with old-fashioned clothespins, a few spools of embroidery thread, a preteen-friendly glue gun, and a fine-point Sharpie.

5. A countertop composter, which can be anything from an “official” in-home bin to a large airtight jar, is a useful gift for the city-dwelling environmentalist whose New Year’s resolution is to start a small garden.

6. Bring the holiday host and hostess a basket of fresh ingredients for making Bloody Marys or Mojitos and you might be invited to attend a cocktail hour at their Aspen chalet.

7. Vow to spend more Sunday afternoons watching classic movies with your parents if they promise to use a yearlong Netflix membership to explore new film genres.

8. Your spouse was probably too busy, um, studying to think about picking up a distinguished-looking coffee mug from his or her college bookstore. On Christmas morning, present your beloved with a cup of coffee and take a few moments to remember a favorite holiday home from school.

9. Give your dentally obsessed coworker a miniature Christmas tree decorated with fancy toothpaste samples, natural dental floss, and an adorable suction-cup toothbrush cover.

10. Modern sushi dish sets do double duty as tasting platters. Pick up a few different patterns and keep them on-hand as emergency gifts.

11. A dainty pickle ornament is always a hit, especially if your second cousin’s children are anxious for a game to play while the grownups talk turkey.

12. Permanently boost your boss’s mood with an insulated mug and removable coffee press. Pair with a bag of rich, bold beans and replace the morning grumpies with some extra pep.

13. It’s too soon for a puppy, but your animal-obsessed kids can practice pet ownership with a little piggy or moo-cow from the Adopt-a-Farm-Animal Project.

14. Your loyal babysitter will be thrilled with a decorative tin filled with S’mores ingredients, especially if you suggest she teach the kids in front of the fireplace while you change the baby’s diaper.

15. Fill a sturdy hamper with luxurious take-care items that the college students in your book club can’t afford. It’s amazing how decadent organic conditioners and shaving creams can feel after a night of cramming at the library.

16. Before you decorate the tree, spend a snowy afternoon with the kids personalizing a box of plain ornaments with a pack of paint markers, a shaker of multicolored glitter, and a roll of cheerful ribbon for replacing those drab metal hangers.

17. In case the new driver in your family groans over a monogrammed canvas bag filled with jumper cables, a digital tire gauge, and a First-Aid kit, add a coveted new CD for good measure.

18. Get your hands on a gorgeous photo of your aunt and uncle’s favorite vacation spot. Commission a local artist to create an original painting based on the scene.

19. ‘Tis the season for helping your child’s teacher get ready for the long stretch before Spring Break. A versatile work tote is a universal must-have for anyone whose sanity depends on organization.

20. If your brother or sister has always wanted to just get on a plane and go, a nautical map of his or her favorite would-be destination would look lovely near the front door.

21. Help your parents overcome those forgetful senior moments with chalkboard or whiteboard decals they can use to remember recipes, family events, and easy-to-miss deadlines. They might even remember how much they enjoy writing little love notes to one another.

Once you’ve got a sizable list in front of you, taking the time to enjoy a mug or two of hot chocolate won’t feel like a luxury, but a reward for honoring your promise to yourself. Now that you’ve got the blueprints for a season of thoughtful giving and wide-open afternoons, you’re on your way to becoming the rare holiday-lover you once aspired to be. In fact, you might even want to get a few friends, whip up a batch of homemade eggnog, and host a small present-wrapping party, just for fun.

Testosterone’s Role in Sexual Dysfunction

Testosterone is the main hormone and anabolic steroid in the male body. It is produced by the testes. Before birth and during childhood, testosterone is vital to the encouragement of male development. This includes the growth and formation of the genitals, testicles, and so forth. Testosterone is, in fact, the most potent androgen which naturally occurs in the body. During puberty, it causes males to develop a deeper voice, hair under the arms, the chest, the face, legs and genital area. It also helps give males stronger muscles and bone mass. Lower blood pressure levels seem to be present with higher levels of testosterone, as do lower risks of heart attacks. Higher testosterone levels also help to increase a man’s sexual desire, and how often he gets an erection. His mind will be much more alert, and he may notice he feels more alive and energetic when testosterone levels are raised.

Hypogonadism is the word for the condition when a male does not produce enough testosterone. The symptoms of hypogonadism include erectile dysfunction, decrease in bone density, thinning body hair, and growth of breast tissue. A male may notice more fat on his body, with a lot less muscle, and the muscle he retains may not be nearly as strong as before. He may even experience hot flashes, just as a female does during menopause. Loss of memory, depression and mood swings are not uncommon in the long list of symptoms. Testosterone therapy can make the man feel young and vigorous again.One effect it has is causing much more blood to flow into his genital area, which causes his erections to be larger and last longer. His sex drive will rise and he will feel much more alive and confident. This new found vitality can be a tremendous aphrodisiac for his mate.

The reason it works this way is due to the fact that testosterone is released by Nitric Oxide. When the level of Nitric Oxide rises, more testosterone is produced, causing the blood to flow freer. Better blood flow produces more Nitric Oxide in the artery walls, and as this occurs, then more testosterone is produced. You can see how this cycle would cause the male to be able to get and maintain and erection for much longer periods of time and more often than before. Because of these facts, anything which inhibits the flow of blood in the body is detrimental to the sexual health. High blood pressure, hardening of the arteries, plaque buildup in artery walls, stress, depression, low metabolism, diabetes, and many other health issues can effect the sexual function and desire of the adult male. A healthy diet and exercise program, and supplements which can help increase testosterone production can help with these issues. Eating nuts, oily fish, and green vegetables, along with taking vitamin / mineral and herb supplements are beneficial.

Dating a Lawyer: 10 Pros and 10 Cons

If you enjoy intelligent and hardworking people, you will love dating lawyers. To compete a degree in law and be licensed to practice is a great achievement, which only conscientious and smart people are capable of. Besides, legal professionals are good communicators, as their jobs require fine-tuned skills to argue and converse. Such specialists also need to be reliable and present themselves well. In short, the legal line of work shapes a certain type of individuals, who are exciting to be with. But are there any hidden issues you should be aware of? Discover pros and cons of dating a lawyer, and use proven tips to impress a professional to establish rapport with personalities of this caliber.

10 pros of dating a lawyer:

A research by a dating site recently found that law is one of the most popular professions among singles in search of a mate. Indisputably, there are many advantages of being friends or lovers with a justice whiz, as well as reasons to marry a lawyer. Several considerations are listed below.

1. Lawyers are smart.

If you find intelligence an aphrodisiac, members of the bar possess it in the highest extent. It’s not an accident that lots of senators have law degrees.

2. They are hardworking.

To be accepted to a law school requires high marks and a list of past achievements. The ability to perform consistently is an important strength of qualified counselors.

3. Legal professionals are great communicators.

They have to make speeches and argue various points of view, and be extremely good in public speaking. Adepts of jurisprudence are also excellent writers.

4. They dress elegantly.

Some people try to say that looks don’t matter but it’s been proven that the way a person presents herself or himself is vital in love and life. Being presentable is part of the job description for people employed within the justice system.

5. Attorneys-at-law earn good money.

This could be one of the reasons why this is such a popular occupation among singles of both genders. Some barristers charge $500-1000 per hour and up to $7,000-15,000 per court appearance. Justice is one of the highest paid occupations.

6. They are used to compromising and finding win-win solutions.

It is natural for a law consultant to seek a resolution, which suits all parties involved. Although some criminal solicitors are highly competitive, they have enough arguments in the court room to save their wits for the job, and take it easy with their loved ones.

7. They have learned to accept you cannot always win.

Losing gracefully is part of the job, as well as picking the battles worth fighting. Counsels are balanced and able to tell right from wrong in their personal lives as well.

8. They give awesome advice.

Because they are trained in examining an issue from all possible angles, legal wizards are able to pick on details you might have missed. Their ideas are useful and practical.

9. They are fair.

It becomes like a second nature to a legal adviser to strive for fairness in everything. They have a built-in integrity radar.

10. They are devoted.

Attorneys, as a rule, make committed partners. Their profession requires to be upfront and straightforward. They are not into playing games. You can rely on them.

10 cons of relationships with legal professionals

With all the benefits we have discussed, are there any potential pitfalls of getting involved with someone from the DA office or a private advocate? Be aware of the following things.

1. You need to match their intelligence and wit.

Being highly intelligent and educated, legal experts enjoy the company of people who are on their level. In lifetime partnerships or dating, they get bored of people who are unable of an intellectual and logical conversation.

2. They log long hours and take work home.

Young aspiring partners in a law firm work days, evenings, nights, and weekends to progress through the ranks. Once they have made a partner, the amount of cases they are expected to take on seldom decreases in volume, but they have more responsibility for the successful outcome. Even at home, they often work before and after the family dinner. They need your support and understanding to be able to deliver results and continue effectively helping their clients. Otherwise, you may find yourself undesirable in a relationship.

3. They may get calls any time of day or night.

Criminal lawyers in particular get emergency calls at the most inconvenient hours. Defenders are not getting paid all this money for nothing.

4. You cannot lie to them.

Lawyers see you through. Remember, they have to deal with liars all the time, and knowing when the person is telling fibs is the industry skill. If you are found to lie once, you could be out. Even if you thought this was innocent, they have a different motto: “Once a liar, always a liar.”

5. Their jobs are highly stressful and demanding.

The demands their positions put on them can lead to elevated levels of stress. It’s harder for them to relax at home than for people doing less mentally engaging types of labor.

6. They may be too analytical and methodical.

They tend to analyse and dissect things. Inability to understand something makes legists apprehensive until they figure it out. In dating, they may seem a little bit distant at first.

7. They don’t like risks.

To be precise, they are content with taking calculated risks, when rewards outweigh potential perils. However, they may not be your ideal parachute-jumping buddies.

8. They are highly structured.

You will probably find lack of spontaneity in a relationship with a lawyer. They prefer security and predictability.

9. Your life has to be transparent.

Jurists, especially prosecutors, justice servants, and magistrates cannot afford to have dubious connections. Your life must be crystal clear and legitimate.

10. They take time to trust you.

Law specialists tend to be wary of people’s intents. They need sufficient grounds to be able to trust you, which usually requires weeks or months to observe and make a judgment. And remember point #4: You cannot bend the truth, ever. Honesty is always the best policy.

Meeting law practitioners through online dating

Just like ordinary people, legal consultants, too, embraced online dating. Skills to ask correct questions and observe human behaviour give them confidence in their ability to select a worthy individual for a relationship or a lifetime partner.

Internet gifted us the opportunity to connect with such specialists in other cities, states, or even countries. For instance, you could be dating a Russian lawyer

or judge, which is easy to do via trusted websites for singles.

Mobile apps linked to matchmaking sites offer instant connections on the go. If you never had an opportunity to date someone from the justice department before, today it is within your reach.

Prince Harry – Numerology, Astrology Profile

Prince Harry – younger son of Charles and the late Diana, Princess of Wales, second lieutenant in the Blues and Royals of the Household Cavalry Regiment, tank commander and Counselor of State.

Date of Birth: 15 September 1984

Numerology: 37/10 – Life Path 1

Life Path 1: It has always been associated with masculine (yang) energies, and is the potent force of the elemental Fire. A person choosing this life path has come into this lifetime to learn individuality, self-reliance and proper expression of will. They can be fiercely independent and should be left alone to finish tasks.

Although popular with colleagues, they are not team players and find it difficult to take orders. Ones frequently find themselves in positions of responsibility and influence. Ambition is a primal force in the One… this will often lead them to start a new project before completing another.

The teenage and early adult years can be an intense struggle for independence and a self-identity.

Prince Harry has Harmonious characteristics

Strong willed and ambitious with consideration for others, courageous, organizer-leader-pioneer, individual, original thinker… they express themselves confidently. However, because he has two number 1s in his chart he needs to take care not to go over into the Assertive characteristics of his Life Path number:

Assertive characteristics

Willful, domineering, selfish, arrogant; puts own needs before others regardless of consequences; boastful, impulsive, hyperactive.

He also has the Line of Determination in his chart:

Resilient and focused on the task at hand, they are persistent people who bounce back from setbacks and shrug off problems while in pursuit of their goals.

Life path 37/10: A person with this life path number combination, the 3 and 7 making up the 10, will be sensitive, have a private disposition with a delicate energy field, and must overcome deeply rooted insecurity.

A sense of trust is important for everyone but becomes the touchstone of life for the 37/10. Due to lack of self-trust, most seek knowledge outside of themselves rather than trusting their intuitive depths.

Most 37/10s would rather listen than talk because they’re afraid they might say the wrong thing. They prefer privacy to company, yet they feel the need to bond with somebody. Because of insecurity, however, 37/10s often expect a great deal of love without giving much back, and they may tend to rely on other people for strength. They may depend on a mate to feel complete or a job to fulfill them, relying on outside influences. They have mixed feelings about relationships with others; this ambivalence reflects their uncertain relationship with themselves.

Most 37/10s start out as naively trusting and then withdraw from others out of insecurity and fear of being embarrassed. Not revealing their feelings, they find or perceive that people misunderstand them or even mistrust them. Working in the negative, they may have distributing dreams which reveal the shadow side of their fear, and feel repressed bitterness about relationships. They may suffer physical maladies if they struggle with blocked creative energies.

This is a sensitive, highly artistic pattern. Nearly all 37/10s find emotional healing through music. They show a great ability to express themselves through art, acting, poetry, dancing, photography, design, and many forms of creative expression. All 10s, whether a 19/10, 28/10 or 37/10, have the special inner gift of extra powers of intuition, enhanced sensitivity and expressiveness, and also double strength.

37/10s tend to trust their mind over their heart, because the heart and feelings are associated with pain and mistrust due to perceived betrayals. Potentially, these individuals have a deep connection to the love and wisdom of the heart, but they need to trust their feelings, even if these feelings sometimes involve pain.

The degree to which the 37/10 subconsciously expects betrayal, they encounter betrayal in others and in the world. When they learn to appreciate their role in creating these dramas, they can understand the role played by others in their long-range evolution. Then they no longer encounter betrayal in the external world because they have learned to trust the larger process of their life.



Taking on Mercury’s analytical quality, Virgo’s minds are always busy; dissecting information, scrutinising it methodically to make sense and order of it.

Virgo sets high standards and, not always trusting others to apply the same criteria, often prefers to work alone in order to get a thing done ‘right’.

Virgo’s sign is associated with work and health; many of the worries that tend to preoccupy them can result in upset stomachs and associated disorders. If they aren’t worrying about something external, they’ll be focussing on matters inside themselves.

The one thing a Virgo should avoid at all costs is a medical dictionary! The other quality associated with Virgo is a youthful appearance and, provided they don’t worry themselves into premature ageing, their looks are often the envy of peers.

In Love

Virgo is known as the shy one – hiding away in the corner at parties, or deep in conversation about their work. This sign can be incredibly serious, a real worrier and very particular over just about everything.

In their relationships, Virgos can be a little restrained and are certainly fastidious about who they choose for a partner. They are generally less forthcoming in demonstrating their feelings than other signs and need plenty of reassurance before they even think about long-term commitment.

Being ruled by Mercury means that they can be good friends with a lover too. Once in a well-established relationship, Virgos prove sincere and dependable. They show a great deal of concern for their partner’s happiness in caring and practical ways.

Virgo lives to serve! Yes, here are a group of individuals born to be of service to others. Not only that, they are meticulous. Virgos are wonderfully efficient and capable of producing order out of the most spectacular chaos. Like Gemini, Virgo is suited to a career in communications or the media. That analytical mind excels in investigative journalism, as a critic, or any area where Mercury’s gift of words and a talent for writing can be utilized.

When they fall in love, they’ll put you on a pedestal; but they can also be terribly critical! Beneath a cool demeanor is a passionate heart, and it only needs the right person to light the Virgo fire and create a true blending of the minds.

They never like to be embarrassed in public – it can be bad enough in private! You would also need to tread extra carefully when it comes to criticism – Virgo is the master of this, but they can be extremely insecure below the surface. Because Mercury, the planet of communication, rules Virgo, this sign is always searching for a real meeting of minds.

Virgo men are secretly afraid of deep, meaningful relationships – basically, because they’re worried that they might not last. They yearn for constant mental challenges and stimulation; yet inwardly they realise that their own critical and analytical characteristics can drive lovers away! Do your best to understand a Virgo’s strengths and weaknesses but never try to change them overnight.

So Harry has a double dose of being analytical and not showing his feelings, as this trait is common to his numerology and astrology.

Girls generally like guys to show their feelings, so are all his relationships doomed to failure?

Let’s look at his expression, personality and soul numbers, to see if there is any information there a would-be suitor could use to understand him better:

The following numbers are based on a person’s name at birth. It was quite tricky to work out what name to use, as there are various titles and names used for a royal. I decided to go with Prince Henry of Wales as his official title.

From his royal name at birth we get:

Expression number: 9

Personality number: 1

Soul number: 8

The Expression Number shows you how best to act to come into line with your life path.

9 – Nines are idealists and can be blinded to the realities of life. He needs to be aware of false ego and delusion; tolerance and trying to help others is indicated by this number, and compassion is the cornerstone of the 9; a 9’s destiny often lies within the sphere of humanitarian causes. He needs to be a seeker of deeper truths but not let others take advantage of his selflessness.

His Personality Number is how others see him:

1 – A 1’s greatest fear is to be ignored. However, when acting in the positive, a person with this number can appear forthright and direct; confident and self-reliant, apparently not needing the support of others. They will often emerge as the natural leader in a group.

[Additionally, he has the line of determination which will add to his forthrightness.]

Acting in the negative: they can appear selfish; they can be intolerant of weakness in others and trample on people to ‘get their way’; they have difficulty taking orders.

[I wonder how he got on in army!]

His Soul Number shows how he really feels inside/his innermost drivers:

8 – A soul urge 8 values anything that brings beauty, meaning and profit to the world. They crave success and are driven to take control in a wide variety of situations. They can feel frustrated and suffer stress if their goals are not realized. Their challenge is to relax and moderate their aims in these circumstances.

Prince Harry has some conflicting properties to his numbers. For example, a Virgo is shy but he is also a life path 1, which tends to show dominant and leader type characteristics. Also his personality number 1 may make him appear confident and self-reliant, possibly a natural leader.

Because a life path 1 is here to learn about gaining confidence, they often start off at the opposite end of the spectrum, i.e. unsure of themselves. And you can see that in him. He is quite shy looking but then he is also boisterous and lively.

Also his personality number 1 conflicts with his expression number 9. He needs to act with tolerance and compassion but when he is stressed and acting in the negative, he may appear selfish and intolerant.

And the soul number 8 which is generally about material wealth and power, conflicts with the expression number 9, which is about being selfless and predominantly helping others.

On top of that, he has various different names he goes by, being a royal, and these will all affect him and his personality traits, and how others see him. So more than most people, the Royals will appear to be different at varying times, depending what role they are playing at that moment and so which name applies.

So if there are some contrary characteristics in his personality, don’t be surprised. Hopefully he is not a ‘mass of contradictions’, but is more a ‘complex’ individual – as we all generally are – with an ‘interesting’ mix of personality traits.

Ideally, Prince Harry would look at this information himself to understand himself better… but do you know anyone who knows him?

We all have various forces pulling us in differing directions which all go to make up our personalities. This is why it is so important to understand yourself. It really helps to know why you are like you are. It’s rare for a person to have completely harmonious, compatible numbers, with no conflicting ones. So it makes people contradictory, not crazy! It’s normal to feel awkward and confused, until you come to accept and love yourself just the way you are!

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Can Online Poker Algorithms Be Cracked?

The online poker phenomenon has inspired many players to learn more than just how to play poker, but how to win using advanced strategies and techniques. Online poker differs a great deal from live poker in that the online games are chiefly controlled by a set of sophisticated algorithms and programs.

These poker algorithms can control many aspects of the game including the cards you are dealt, the probability of your poker hand winning and how often you can win a pot. Although it is generally accepted that online poker is fair there are still many that believe the full tilt rigged and PokerStars rigged arguments. Mostly these arguments arise from the poker bad beats experienced so often by good players losing to donkey plays.

In order for the pokersites to appear fair they have taken many measures to simulate a fair game through the use of advanced poker algorithms. For example, PokerStars claims to use a complex formula in their shuffling algorithm to prevent anyone from easily learning how to crack the PokerStars RNG. Likewise the full tilt poker random number generator uses similar measures.

Nevertheless, many players will look for ways to exploit the software that poker sites use in controlling poker hands dealt to players. One of the most common ‘crack poker’ claims is that you are able to see your opponent’s hole cards. This is virtually impossible since the hole card data can only be sent to the recipient computer that is logged in under that account. In other words, unless you are logged into your opponents account and can intercept the data packet; it is impossible to view any of your opponent’s hole cards.

The real answer behind the question to crack poker online is in these secret poker algorithms and understanding how they work. A quick study of what is going on behind the program will allow any player, novice or experienced to easily understand why bad beats occur, how the poker software determines winners, and how you can consistently win with this knowledge.

The bottom line is: understand the poker software and you will understand how to win and crack poker online.

Secure Online Casino Games

Security is an important issue for fans of online casino games. Not only do you need to ensure that your private data is kept strictly confidential – you also need to know that your financial information and the details of all your transactions are protected. The last way anyone wants to lose cash is at an internet casino with lax security measures. So if you want to make sure you’re playing at internet gambling sites that are serious about security issues, read on.

Consider the information you need to provide your casino online with. All your personal details including your address and date of birth are pre-requisites when you sign up with an online gambling site. You also need to use your credit card or another transaction method that involves sending personal payment details over the internet to your online casino.

Can you imagine if this information were to fall into the wrong hands? With increased reports of internet fraud in the media, it’s little wonder that providing personal information is such a concern. Fortunately, it doesn’t have to be when you play using online casino software that is fully secure.

The security features a reputable casino uses can do a lot to alleviate a player’s feelings of worry and concern. Over the years, major innovations have been made in this area in live gambling, including the employment of surveillance personnel who are stationed at gaming tables to observe play. Video cameras are also commonly used throughout live gambling venues to spot anyone accused of cheating or collusion.

So it stands to reason that security at internet casinos is just as high a priority. The majority of security issues center around a player’s identity. Fears that hackers have potential access to personal information is enough to frighten most people. Luckily though, online gambling sites have special procedures in place to prevent this from happening.

Before online casino players begin to access funds to play their favorite games online, a number of security measures must be met. Players will be asked to provide specific answers to security questions. Strict privacy policies are in place at most gambling online sites and players are requested to read these policies and confirm they have understood what each policy entails.

Players can check back through a list of financial transactions stored on their online casinos to find out how much money they have spent on gambling games. This information is protected by secure encryption technology to ensure that it cannot be tampered with by third parties. Most gaming sites use at least 128-bit SSL security systems to safeguard player information.

If you’re interested in reading more about your favorite casino’s privacy policies and the security measures it takes to protect you as a customer, make sure you access the information on its website. Check for security information and firewall logos. Remember to never reveal your passwords or provide any confidential information to third parties and if you have any security concerns whatsoever, contact your casino’s customer support team.